If you want it done right, do it yourself.
This is certainly true for us. The closer we stick to the Madder Mortem family, the better the result. This time around, we spent our studio budget on equipment, and recorded Eight Ways ourselves. It wasn’t a particularly easy or speedy process, but that is entirely irrelevant: We were able to make a record that is exactly what we wanted to make. There is nothing more important than being absolutely true to your own art.
The album was recorded out in the countryside, and there’s a strong organic quality to both the songs and the sound. There is something about popping your head out of the studio to hear just the sound of rain... The production was taken care of by BP. Doing it completely on our own gave us all the time we needed to make sure we got every little detail just right.
Eight Ways, our fifth album, incorporates the entire range of the Madder madness. There is rage and romance, there is grave seriousness and tongue-in-cheek humour. Most of all, it is through and through Madder Mortem Music, wrapped in fantastic (in all senses of the word) artwork from former member Christian Ruud. We’re loving every minute of the album, we’re loving every minute of making music, and we’re very proud to share it with the rest of the world. Enjoy!